Reasons for composite fillings:
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages composite resins can be shaped any way we want, so that we don't have to destroy as much of the tooth. Composite fillings for posterior teeth have been around for 25 years and now they are much better than they were a few years ago and can last up to 15 years or more, depending on the individual. Some people may opt for a biocompatibility test to see if this materials are compatible with your body.
At THE HOME OF BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRYwe have master the technique with over 23 years experience and we only use the biocompatible brands.
DiamondLite is a complete, concise and easy to manipulate direct type of restorative material to be used with the DiamondBond universal bonding system. It is indicated for all types of direct restorations, veneering techniques and cuspid reconstruction. DiamondLite fillers consist of the most refined and purest particles of ceramic glass available. The crystalline resin called PEX is the key to a very minimal shrinkage and assures the long term wear resistance. The cameleon effect of its six shades gives the natural look that you want in a composite restorative material.
Possible toxicity? Direct DiamondLite fillings have Dimethacrylate esters. There is HEMA, a methacrylate, in DiamondBond, which is considered a compound with high risk of causing allergy, but all adhesives contain methacrylate derivatives. I believe DiamondLite is the best product we have available for direct fillings to date. Alternatively, we use CERAMIC restorations which DO NOT dissolve over time and DO NOT leak out any byproducts. In the future, Zirconium fillings might be a better choice, but they are not available as yet.
High Strength, High Resistance, High DTS (Diametral Tensile Strength), Very Low Water absorption, Very Low Shrinkage, Kind to Natural Teeth, High Wear Resistance, Excellent Biocompatibility, High Luster / Gloss Value, Favorable Aesthetics, Cameleon Properties
How are composite fillings placed?
Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, we will remove decay as necessary. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication (MTA) will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth's shape and function.
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling, your bite must not change after a new filling is placed.
You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.